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How to set up ACT database for corporate technical recruiting department?

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How to set up ACT database for corporate technical recruiting department?

I am trying to use ACT to track different candidates we are recruiting for. How to use groups/sub groups and user fields to categorize people's skills? We need to track the # of years of experience as well as specific skill sets and specific domain experience. For example, the candidate has 3 yrs in java, 2yrs in C, 1 year in Oracle; 4 yrs in development; 1 yr in testing; 5 yrs in private sector, 1 yr in federal government, 2 yrs in state goernent. 

 

If we use user field 1 as skills, we can only select 1 from the drop down list, not multiple.

 

What is the best way to set up the database so that it is easier to search

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Yvonne

Futrend Technology Inc

 

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Re: How to set up ACT database for corporate technical recruiting department?

A drop down can be made multi-select. You need to do that at Tools | Define Fields.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
Techbenders
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Re: How to set up ACT database for corporate technical recruiting department?

This is a common dilemma

 

I would create a custom tab for experience/skills

Create custom fields for each skill you want to track and make it a number.

 

This will allow you to search if someone has a skill or a certain number of years in a skill.

 

A little clunky admittedly but it will work.

Brad Marquardt
realtimeACT, Inc
Colorado, USA
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Re: How to set up ACT database for corporate technical recruiting department?

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